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"Innovative Science Education" European Conference




  The TTTNet Conference will take place in Verona, Italy on 7th and 8th October 2016 and the agenda contains key-note speeches, workshops, presentations, discussions, all dedicated to Innovative Science Education in school context.

The topics of the conference are:

   - Innovative pedagogy in science education

  •     - Teaching science in the primary education
  •     - Assessment of learning outcomes in STEM education
  •     - Innovative STEM education and key competences for lifelong learning
  •     - Teaching STEM in the 21st century classroom
  •     - Teaching innovation – science teaching at school supporting creativity, entrepreneurship and responsible decision making of  the learners
  •     - School as a roadmap to science careers – how to educate future Nobel prize winners



AGENDA CONFERENCE  7th. October 2016



Plenary session – Aula Magna Centro Zanotto T2 Ground Floor  University Of Verona


Conference Coordinator: Reni Dimova

13:00 14:00

Registration of the participants at the Centro Zanotto Entrance

14:00 14:15

Official opening of the conference


- Prof. Luigina Mortari - Director Department Human Science - University of Verona

- Prof. Stefano QuagliaDirector of the Provincial Educational Department - Minister of University and Research – Verona

- Prof. Stefano CobelloCoordinator of European Pole of Knowledge Network

14:15 14:30

Miss. Reni Dimova ( Bulgaria) Project coordinator - Presenting TTTNET European project, 

14:30 15:00

- Miss. Sara Pagliai, - Director Erasmus Plus Italian National Agency

15:00 15:30

- Prof. Fredi Lajavardi (USA) Underwater Robots for Science Education (Short Trailer)

15:30 16:00

- Mrs. Swati Popat, (India) robotics in India since Early Education.

16:00 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 17:00

- Miss. Eleva Vostorgova e Miss. Darya Smirnova (Russia) - Professional approbations as practice-oriented technologies to identify students' potential professional areas of interest

17:00 17:30

- Prof. Jon Haavie (Norway) - The maker movement. Opportunities for connecting play, Science education and innovation

17:30 18:00

- Prof. Ileana Maria Greca Du Franc (Spain) - Innovation in Science Education in Burgos - Pre-service curriculum for elementary science teaching by inquiry


End of the First day Conference


8th. October 2016 - Parallel Workshops



Parallel Workshop 1, Ground Floor - Room T1

Moderator: Georgios (Yorgis) Androulakis

Languages: Italian and English Translation Available

translator:  MONTAGNA CARLO

8:00 - 09:00

Registration of the participants at the Centro Zanotto Entrance

9:00 - 10:00

- Mrs. Swati Popat (INDIA) - Innovative stem education in India, practical examples with Robots

10:00 - 10:30 - Mrs. Marina Vasileva - Mr. Darko Taleski (FYROM) - Play with robots in Science Education

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:30

Prof. Caloi Serafino  (Italy) - Math to solve real problems

12.30 - 13.00

Prof. Damyana Grancharova (Bulgaria) - Light in nature – from sunset to rainbow




Parallel Workshop 2, Second Floor - Room 2.2

Moderator: Yorgis Androulakis

Languages: Italian and English Translation Available


8:00 – 09:00

Registration of the participants at the Centro Zanotto Entrance

9:00 – 09:40

- Mr. David Varszegi (Hungary) - „Learning about Size & Scale”.

9:40 - 10:00 - Dr. Maria Kalathaki (Greece) - “Energy flow & primary productivity in natural ecosystems: an exemplary teaching of biology in Lyceum”
10:00 - 10:30

- Dr. Fotini Chaimala (Greece) Engaging tools for science teachers’ professional development via on-line courses on/for RRI teaching and learning

10:30 –11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

- Mr. Georgios (Yorgis) AndroulakisGreece - Introduction to programming and app creation with MIT App Inventor

12:00 – 13.00

- Prof. Ileana Maria Greca (Spain) -STEM proposal for elementary science Innovative teaching



Parallel Workshop 3, Second Floor - Room 2.3

Moderator: Alexander Angelov

Languages: Italian and English Translation Available: Claudia Lanteri

08:00 – 09:00

Registration of the participants at the Centro Zanotto Entrance

09:00 – 10:00

- Prof. Tullia Urschitz - ( Italy) Use of educational robotics in the primary/middle school (1 to 8 grades) as a way to ignite the interest of girls and boys in STEM

10:00 - 10:30 - Mr. Alexander Angelov - (Bulgaria) Technology Director in Schools

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

- Dr. Dimitrios Kelefiotis (Greece) - Investigation of teachers' interests / concerns about exploratory learning

12:00 – 13:00

Prof. Sisto Baldo - University of Verona - Prof. Ubaldo Pernigo – Prof. Manuela Pomari: (Italy) Soap Bubbles: so fragile, so fascinating - Soap Films and Soap Bubbles: amazing structures arising in nature and a great opportunity for teachers and students!




Parallel Workshop 4, First Floor - Room 1.4

Moderator: Elena Milli - Stefano Cobello

Languages: Italian and English Translation Available -

Translator Matteo Gulotta

08:00 – 09:00

Registration of the participants at the Centro Zanotto Entrance

09:00 – 10:00

- Prof. Zuhal Yılmaz Doğan - Prof. Halil İbrahim Aydemir- Prof. Esat Samet Altun (Turkey) Fun With Arduino

10:00 -10:30 - Mrs. Jurgita Vaitiekūnienė (Lithuania) - Applied robotics in elementary school

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

- Prof. Fredi Lajavardi (USA) – Underwater Robots sceince teaching with immigrants

12:00 – 13:00

- Mrs. Luminita Bobes and Mrs. Livia Elena Grigorescu ( Romania)

Free resources on Modern Physics for all ages




Panel and workshops 5, First Floor Room 1.6

Moderators: Cristiano Bechelli

Languages: Italian and English Translation Available

8:00 – 09:00

Registration of the participants at the Centro Zanotto Entrance

09:00 - 09:40

- Prof. Evgenya Romanova ( Russia) Panel of Discussion about the recommendation policies TTTNET Project

09:40 – 10:10

- Prof. Iglika Angelova (Bulgaria) - "Systematic approach to career path - from STEM in primary school to scientific careers"

10:10 - 10:30

- Prof. Gordon, Kennedy - (Verona) - Hi-tech, low-tech, no-tech is just fine with me: the laboratory experience in the digital school.

10:00 –11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

- Ing. Francesco D’Andria ( Spain ) ProsocialLearn H2020 Project Gamification of prosocial learning for increased youth inclusion and academic achievement

- Dr. Eugenio Mantovani – (Belgium) Mathisis H2020 Project Managing Affective-learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS

12:00 – 13:00

- Mr. Bugra Inal - (Turkey) project Erasums+ KA2 Educamigrant 

- Mr. Peter Monok – (Hungary) Project Erasums+ KA2 Math is My Friend 

- Mrs. Anna Slavi (Greece) Schools: Future Labs – Erasums+ Project


- Dr. Kosmas Dimitropoulos - (Greece) FTP7 Project i-Treasures


The conference invites teachers, university students in science subjects, PhD students, decision makers in education, science and pedagogy experts to present and exchange ideas about pedagogical methods and tools for inspiring and engaging science education. During the event there will be an accompanying agenda for school teams (students + teachers), which will be participating in the workshops.  A dissemination corner for materials and outcomes from implemented projects and an option for poster session will be available. The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Simultaneous translation will be provided at the plenary sessions. Workshops will be held in English and Italian with translation support. The conference participants will receive certificate for participation. No fees will be charged for participation in the conference.

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